The Workday Reading: March 2, 2015

Mar 2, 2015

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1) Looking to save a little money here and there?  Levo League has the 12 things you need to stop paying for right now.

2) Century21 is selling these gorgeous, under-$50 Ciao Bella flats.  I love the rose gold.

3) 16 beauty editors discuss their favorite drugstore finds.  I’m currently loving Vaseline Rosy Lips lip balm and Lineage Water Sleeping Mask.

4) Looking for sleeveless blouses to wear under blazers?  I love this waterfall blouse from Oasis.  I also like this Nine West printed blouse and this sheer, blush blouse from Macy’s.

5) Mother Jones debunks last week’s viral “Lunches of the World” images.  Not only were the photos of lunches made by a chef in an American restaurant, one of the nations mentioned doesn’t even provide school lunch.

6) The eyelet Julia Jordan dress that was so popular last month is on sale for $93 at Last Call in a versatile navy hue.  Nordstrom has a few sizes left in the slate grey shade.

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  1. Becks says:

    Saving money tip #3 – Get a Free Yearly Credit Report is a TERRIBLE idea – you want to get a regular monthly report or one which notifies you if anything changes… since a year is WAYYY too long to wait to find out that someone has stolen your information and ruined your credit history!!!!

    • Belle says:

      I think they’re trying to get women involved in even looking at their credit report. I wish I could find the article, but before the new year, there was a piece about how less than 1/3rd of women know their credit score.

      I agree about the regular report. I use MyFico.

      • TT says:

        I do the free credit report – there are 3 reporting agencies, and you get a free report from each per year. This means you can check every 4 months for free. I’ve only used the monthly service recently (am in the process of buying my first house), and I’ll be canceling it soon and going back to every 4 months for free.

    • Anna says:

      I use Credit Karma and can get my FICO score for free from one of my credit card companies (a few companies now offer this, though it might be a little tough to find on the site). Credit Karma is totally free, and I’ve found it to be fairly accurate. The credit score is usually only off by a few points if anything (it doesn’t use the exact same criteria as FICO) and the information updates about once a month, so you don’t get notified of immediate changes. I use it to keep tabs on my credit. The only time I’ve paid for credit monitoring was when I had a bit of a scare (had to go in person to open a utility account in order to verify my identity (normally you can do it over the phone) and had an issue getting into the White House in the same week). I just paid for three months to keep close tabs on things then went back to Credit Karma.

      • Caroline says:

        Credit Karma is very inaccurate in my experience.
        I use Mint to keep track of financial accounts, and they give your credit score every 3 or 4 months.

  2. Dee Won says:

    I can see not paying for museum admission when you can’t afford it; but if those of us who can afford it don’t do it, we are spelling the end of these great, public institutions. We need to support them so that they are accessible to everyone – which is what I love about the Smithsonian and lots of places in Europe. Buy a museum membership today!

    • Belle says:

      I think the post s a bit city-centric. In DC or NYC or Chicago, there are lots of free museums or free museum days. In smaller communities, that just isn’t the case.

  3. Elena says:

    I also don’t agree with the museum tickets thing. Many have special exhibits that are only by a paid ticket. That money goes to bring that exhibit to your city etc. Still cheaper than going to 5-10 cities to see all those works in their original museum or private collection.
    I kind of disagree about books, it’s ok to get them from the library and ebooks for things you’ll read once, but for reference materials and works that stay with you and that you want to read again and lend to your friends, nothing beats your own copy. You can get a them way cheaper used at Alibris or at library and school book sales – and that benefits them too. However, if getting books for free or close to fee means you’ll read more, then great!

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